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The use of a pulse of electrical current to damage and destroy hair follicles in areas of unwanted hair. Unlike shaving, the root of the hairs are damaged in this slightly uncomfortable procedure.
Electrolysis: The use of a pulse of electrical current to damage and destroy hair follicles in areas of unwanted hair. Unlike shaving, the root of the hairs are damaged in this slightly uncomfortable procedure. ...Read more
Depends: Electrolysis is used to remove unwanted hairs. It is moderately effective but some hairs escape removal and have to be electrolyzed again. So if highly successful, only once and you may need repeats to get all you want. ...Read more
What is the recovery time needed after electrolysis? Is there a necessary recovery time after electrolysis? Or is there no need for recovery?
No recovery time: Hello. Electrolysis is minimally invasive - you don't need bedrest. You can function normally after a treatment. ...Read more
Call Your Dentist: Your dentist is the expert in numbing the face with local anesthesia. You should call them and discuss the possibility of coordinating your electrolysis appointment with a visit to him/her prior to numb you up. There is usually a small fee charged but you will be totally comfortable for an hour or so after the injection, so the electrolysis person can do a better job. ...Read more
Maybe: After laser hair removal occasionally while undergoing process quiet resting hairs can be activated to grow. With continued treatment the area will be less. Hair removal can be more difficult in women with polycywtic ovary or other hormonal problems. ...Read more
Safe: Usually we use it to burn off small blood vessel growth called "spide nevus". It's a low-voltage electric equipment. We also use it to permanently remove hair at axillae(armpits). It is safe in derm's hands. ...Read more
Electrolysis needles: Electrolysis uses a tiny, fine needle that is inserted into the hair follicle. While a hair wouldn't necessarily have to be present, the needle has to enter at the same angle as the follicle is oriented. Having a hair present makes this a lot easier for the electrologist to gauge. There are other techniques for hair removal, like radiofrequency, that may travel down the hair, not using a needle. ...Read more
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